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Mels Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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120 Cathy Ave, Fremont, NE 68025-9006
+1 402-721-9779
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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

After reading the reviews, I decided to try Mels Diner when traveling through Fremont, Nebraska. Ick. The waitresses were friendly and helpful to the truck drivers from the truck stop next door, but I sat at my table, ignored for over 5 minutes before the hostess came to ask me what I wanted to drink. I ordered the roast beef... More 

Thank Linda B
Fremont, Nebraska
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and a lot of it. If you like biscuits and gravy, Mel's Diner is the place to go. Huge biscuit and lots of good gravy.

Thank Lori J
Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Huge handmade tenderloins and handcut french fries make this a great stop. Their chicken salad is also very good. They serve breakfast all day. Their pies and cakes are homemade too. It looks like a 50's diner inside and out.

Thank Terry J
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Cute interior and food was good, but certainly nothing special. Salad was iceberg lettuce and servings were large. Prices were reasonable and food was solid, but nothing extraordinary.

Thank Sarahut
Norfolk, Nebraska
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We ate breakfast at Mel's Diner before resuming our way home after a disappointing weekend of auto racing; however, Mel's Diner was anything but a disappointment! Housed in a charming railroad car clad in bright aluminum with lots of '50's nostalgia, this little place offers up home cooking as good as my grandmother's! And it will not break the bank... More 

Thank Wrenrose
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you've ever had tough gizzards you will know where I am coming from when I tell you that this place has the best and I do mean the best gizzards around. They are so tender you can cut them with a fork, if you even need a fork. There chicken fried steak dinner is so hugh it fills the... More 

Thank Gary G
Boone, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The chicken dinner I had was 4 pieces it was huge. I kept 1 piece for later. My husbands got 14 OZ steak & he said it was pretty good.

Thank Kathryn L
morse bluff, ne
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The food here is very very good. The have 1/2 lb cheeseburgers and I always take half of it home. The have coupons in the paper for special promotions. This makes it a great deal to come check them out. I like to go when the lunch crowd has gone down so it is not so crowded. When I am... More 

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Kansas city Mo
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Went for a girls weekend and stopped in Fremont overnight. Mel's has a neat outside appearance and when you step inside it is quite nostalgic! Very clean, food was decent and reasonably priced, full menu including breakfast, appetizers, platters, burgers, chicken and more. It was somewhat busy but we did feel as though service was a bit slow. I would... More 

Thank Fairlyodd1
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Had the Broasted Chicken, Yum. Tender and Juicy. My new Favorite place for Chicken. Service was great. Eva did a great job waiting on us.

Thank patriciae656

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Cathy Ave, Fremont, NE 68025-9006
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Fremont
  • Phone Number: +1 402-721-9779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?